I have a plethora of written material spread over numerous notebooks (paper and digital). Most of it should not be shared, but I’ve decided that if I see something that might help someone else take a step forward (and at the same time, to remind myself to take that same step) that I’ll share it.
The following was from an online free course by Emma — probably 7 years ago…and by 7, I mean, I have no idea when all this happened, I just know it wasn’t in the last 4 years. Emma wanted us to consider our “ingredients” that might make up our personal brand.
The questions are hers, the answers are mine 🙂 and the funny thing is they still hold true (for the most part) today. I hope you take the time to answer these and think about your own “ingredients” and how you show up for life.
Your ingredients as a young child:
I loved playing pretend, also coming up with elaborate story-lines for play. I was an excellent listener and loved to read and write–never wanted anyone to feel bad
As a teen/young adult:
I was totally interested in the “why”* people did what they did, thought I was going to be a child psychologist. Also this is when we lived at Harmony** so my world was opened up to psychic phenomenon, spiritual awakening, positive thinking, etc. was sure I was a true gypsy***. Loved to act and dance! Loved the spotlight and applause
In your working career:
Talented diffuser of bad situations, awesome customer service–internal and external. Got to know customers–a connector
Your purpose: what is your purpose:
I really think it’s helping women feel better about themselves and teaching them an easier way to walk through life. Being the entrepreneur of your own life
Why do you do what you do:
I love women and want them to love themselves, I love to write and teach and to make people laugh
Why do you get out of bed in the morning:
Because it’s a new day! With all sorts of possibilities
Why should anyone care:
Because life will be better and more fun and more fulfilling if they do
*I verbalized this “why”-ness until a high school friend snapped at me about always asking questions to them and others, after that, I kept it to myself. Which would explain why I liked this exercise 🙂
**Harmony Hills was a Center for Parapsychology…yup, I lived there with my mom for two years–I’ll write about this more.
*** I used the word “gypsy” because that is the word my grandfather used to describe himself, his family–he came to the U.S. from Yugoslavia as a 12 y.o. with his father.
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